FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina will be facing Croatia on Wednesday, December 14. Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar will host the World Cup fixture.
When and Where is the match being played?
Argentina will be facing Croatia at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on Wednesday, December 14. Moreover, the World Cup game will begin at 12:30 AM IST.
Argentina vs Croatia: Preview
Argentina national football team are coming into this fixture after winning against Netherlands’ national football team on Saturday. Moreover, they went on to win the game by on penalties by 4-3 against Netherlands. They finished in the first position of the table with 6 points in 3 games.
It was a tiebreaker till the end between Argentina and Netherlands. But Argentina’s national players kept their calm and converted 4 goals in the penalty shoot-out. While the Netherlands missed the opportunity resulting in a dramatic result.
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Croatia are coming into this fixture after winning against Brazil national football team on Friday. Moreover, they went on to win the game on penalties by 4-2 against Brazil. Croatia finished in the second position of the table with 5 points in 3 games.
Brazil were dominating the game in the second half. They even scored in the last stages but couldn’t hold the lead. When it went to the penalties, Brazil were just awful and Croatia were cool as a cucumber which caused the upset in the Quarterfinals fixture.
Argentina vs Croatia: Squad News
Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna are out of the fixture on Wednesday.
Croatia have a fully fit squad to face Argentina on Wednesday.
Argentina vs Croatia: Predicted XI
Argentina: Emi Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez.
Croatia: Dominik Livakovic, Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Ivan Perisic.
Goalkeeper – Emi Martinez
Defender – Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol
Midfielders – Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Maria, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic
Forward – Lionel Messi, Bruno Petkovic
The12thMan Prediction: Argentina 2-1 Croatia
Argentina are likely to win against Croatia on Wednesday.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the Author. Moreover, while selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.